Tricks to soften dry hands are numerous, inexpensive and easy to follow. There is no need to suffer from dry, rough hands, even in harsh winter weather. You will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly these dry hands treatments will work to soften and heal your skin. Read on to learn the top five tricks to soften dry hands.
You can buy exfoliating scrubs from many different cosmetic or skin care companies, but it's just as effective and very inexpensive to make your own hand exfoliator. Simply moisten a few teaspoons of baking soda and massage it gently into the hands. Pay special attention to the dry skin areas, but do not overdo it. A minute or two of massage is enough to soften your hands. Then simply rinse your hands and pat dry. You will be amazed at how soft and supple your hands feel.
Look for a protective lotion for your hands. These newer high-tech lotions combine softening ingredients with therapeutic protection that creates a barrier against future dryness and chapping. Check the lotion label for words such as "continuous care" or "therapeutic barrier."
You will notice the difference with your very first use.
Using a paraffin wax treatment for hands is a great way to soften and smooth rough, dry hands. Simply coat the hands in warm, melted wax, taking care that it is not hot enough to burn the skin. Allow the wax to remain on the hands for several minutes in order to solidify and work its magic. Then peel the wax away, wash hands in warm water and your skin will feel renewed.
Warm olive oil, lard, vegetable shortening or even mayonnaise are all excellent natural moisturizing treatments for rough, dry hands. Rub a small amount into your dry skin, paying special attention to cuticles and fingernails. Allow the moisturizer to soak into your skin for several minutes before wiping the excess away with a soft cloth or paper towel.
For an overnight treatment, coat dry hands with a generous amount of petroleum jelly and slip on a pair of cotton gloves at bedtime. Next morning, you will awaken with amazingly soft hands.
I've been wanting one of those wax machines for my arthritis in my hands. Hmmm, good for the skin too. Thanks.
This is sorely needed for my dried old hands. Great list!
I have one of the fancy hand wax melters and I totally forgot about it until I read this list. Must unearth it. Paraffin wax is great to soften hands - dip at least 6 or 7 times in the wax for a heavy coating and then let 'soak' 5 minutes or so. So nice!
This is a perfect list for softening dry cracked hands and skin. I have a friend with severe dry hands right now and I am going to pass this information on to her. Thanks!
Wonderful treatments for dry skin.
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